hospitals

Bed bugs in Listowel Community Hospital, Co. Kerry

September 26, 2008

We just heard of a hospital in Portland, Oregon which is infested with bed bugs in the main lobby and surrounding offices. Now news comes from Kerry’s Eye Online that the 63-bed Listowel Community Hospital in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland is infested. The infestation was discovered after staff and patients complained about bed bug bites: […]

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Bed bugs infest Oregon hospital’s main lobby and offices

September 25, 2008

Bed bugs have infested the main lobby and nearby offices in the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland. Staff saw bed bugs crawling from a patient’s fanny pack: Hoping to squash a bedbug incursion, Oregon Health & Science University Hospital has sealed off part of its main lobby for decontamination after discovering the […]

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Bed bugs taking over Wales too; hospitals and bed bugs

October 21, 2007

Welsh Bedbuggers would do well not to put too much stock in this article from Wales on Sunday via icWales.com, since it repeatedly refers to bed bugs as “mites” (hint: bed bugs are insects; mites belong to the class Arachnida (as do spiders). Not bad for a humanities major, eh folks? The article suggests hospitals […]

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News round-up: UK’s Daily Telegraph on bed bugs; Cincinnati’s finest are working to avoid bed bugs

October 9, 2007

Monday’s Daily Telegraph featured a long article on bed bugs in the UK. Overall it was a typical story of the spread of bed bugs in Britain, and coming as it does from a well-respected source, it is a good thing. I was, however, disappointed in some of the information provided. First, the journalist Judith […]

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More from Cincinnati: senior housing complex

October 5, 2007

According to Channel 12 WKRC in Cincinnati (doesn’t Howard Hesseman work there?), residents at the Hillrise Apartment building, which is owned by Cincinnati Business & Professional Women’s Retirement Living Incorporated, are suffering from various issues including bed bugs. Calvin Merritt’s problems at Hillrise Apartments are pretty simple. “Mostly bugs, roaches and all that…” The “all […]

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Cincinnati: “best weapon against bed bugs is … education”

October 2, 2007

Local News 12 in Cincinnati had a new segment on bed bugs on Monday. That city has declared their bed bug epidemic to be a huge problem, and started throwing energy, time, and resources into solving it as best they can. They appear to fully understand what a difficult task that is. But they’re starting […]

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Bed bugs in Canadian hospital’s pediatric unit

September 24, 2007

The Times-Colonist reports that three rooms in Victoria General Hospital’s pediatrics unit were “sealed off” for bed bug treatment last week. Bed bugs were found in three separate $3000 sleeper chairs. Though the article notes they were slated for replacement anyway, that really is a large price tag. “It’s unknown how [the bed bugs] got […]

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Bed bugs also causing havoc in England & Northern Ireland: university residence, hospital staff residence, possibly a school, infested

June 19, 2007

In light of the story from Ireland today, I wanted to check in on England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and so I looked through the BBC’s coverage of bed bugs over the past year. On August 17th, 2006 the BBC reported that a residence for doctors and nurses in a hospital in Fermanagh, Northern […]

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